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Giveaway: ‘Lost & Found’ Book by Shaun Tan

To celebrate The Animation Blog’s upcoming 4th birthday, we’re giving away three copies of Shaun Tan‘s Lost & Found. The book includes three stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits. These stories have never been widely available in the U.S., until now. All three stories are presented in their entirety with new artwork and author’s notes. The book goes on sale March 1, 2011 (the same day as TAB’s birthday).

How to Enter: The book is very imaginative and evokes feelings of wonder. So, if you’d like to win one of the three copies, you’re going to have to use your imagination. To enter, email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject heading “Lost & Found” and in the body of the email write a short story or poem of 300 words or less. I will then pick the three best entries on March 8, 2011. Good luck! Note: Open to United States residents only.

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02/25/2011 | General | Comments Off on Giveaway: ‘Lost & Found’ Book by Shaun Tan

Looney Tunes Tweety Bird Prize Pack Giveaway

To celebrate the recently launched Looney Tunes YouTube and Twitter pages, we’re giving away a Tweety Bird prize pack. The YouTube channel showcases some of the best moments from the series featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Speedy Gonzales, and many others. In addition, the Looney Tunes Twitter page features Looney Tunes trivia, games, fun facts, and giveaways.

Here’s what the Tweety Bird Prize Pack includes:

· Makeup Bag
· 3D Glasses
· USB Flash Drive
· Child’s T-Shirt
· Makeup Compact
· Ring
· DVD
· Havaianas Flip Flops

To enter, send an email to theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject “Tweety Bird Giveaway” and you will automatically be entered.

    NOTE: This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.

A winner will be randomly chosen on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2011. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. Failure to do so will result in a second random drawing until a winner is confirmed.

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02/04/2011 | General | Comments Off on Looney Tunes Tweety Bird Prize Pack Giveaway

Video: Pixar’s ‘It Get’s Better’

A message of hope from employees at Pixar Animation Studios. Part of the It Get’s Better campaign.

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11/22/2010 | General | Comments Off on Video: Pixar’s ‘It Get’s Better’

Giveaway: The Klutz Book of Animation

The Klutz Book of Animation: Anybody with a computer, camera, internet connection and a little bit of creativity can create animated films for the masses. The Klutz Book of Animation is a how-to-guide for this art form. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create a variety of different classic stop motion special effects.

The Animation Blog is giving away three copies of the book to three lucky readers. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject line “Klutz Book Giveaway” and we’ll randomly select three winners. You have until October 11, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern time to enter. The winners will then have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. If a winner does not respond on time, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Note: Giveaway is only open to United States residents.

Check out some sample animations after the break.

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10/04/2010 | General | Comments Off on Giveaway: The Klutz Book of Animation

‘Neighbors From Hell’ Webber Grill Giveaway

To celebrate the recent June 7th premiere of the new animated series, Neighbors from Hell, we have partnered with TBS to provide our readers with the opportunity to win a Neighbors From Hell branded Webber Grill and a Devil Oven Mitt (both pictured after the break).

The giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject “Neighbors from Hell on TBS” and you’ll be automatically entered. A random winner will be chosen Friday, July 2nd and the prize will be shipped directly from the Neighbors from Hell team at TBS. Good luck!

Check out the following video, with more after the break.

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06/25/2010 | General, Television | Comments Off on ‘Neighbors From Hell’ Webber Grill Giveaway

Giveaway: ‘The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!’ on DVD

“The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” DVD will be released by Comedy Central and Paramount on Tuesday, April 20. It will be also available on download-to-own platforms in HD and SD including iTunes (pre-order 4/5), Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Zune, Sony PlayStation Store, and Amazon Video on Demand. Also, Comedy Central Records will release the “Drawn Together: The Soundtrack” CD on Tuesday, April 20.

To celebrate the release, TheAnimationBlog.com (that’s us!) will be giving away a copy of the DVD to a random reader. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject heading “Drawn Together DVD Entry.” Entries must be submitted by 12:00PM on Monday, April 19, 2009 at which point a random winner will be chosen. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address. Should the person not respond in a timely manner, another random person will be chosen.

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04/09/2010 | DVD/Blu-ray, General | Comments Off on Giveaway: ‘The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!’ on DVD

R.I.P. Roy Edward Disney

The LA Times reports:

Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company’s chief executives and a revival of the studio’s legendary animation unit, died today. He was 79.

Disney, who had been battling stomach cancer, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney’s company Shamrock Holdings.

Read the entire article, which chronicles Mr. Roy Disney’s career, at LATimes.com

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12/16/2009 | General | Comments Off on R.I.P. Roy Edward Disney

The evolution of Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell is best known as Peter Pan’s fairy friend, but before her 1953 film debut in the classic animated film, she went through dozens of incarnations in the animation studios at Disney.

So how did she go from her mid 1930s look to 2009’s Tinker Bell? Head on over to Moviefone to find out.

Tinker Bell sports her new look in the upcoming “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” scheduled for release on DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 27.

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10/14/2009 | General | Comments Off on The evolution of Tinker Bell

Walt Disney: The Man and His World

LIFE has published a great photo-essay of the world that Walt Disney created. It is titled “Walt Disney: The Man and His World” and is an interesting view of a man who changed entertainment forever. Check it out by clicking the image below:

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08/05/2009 | General | Comments Off on Walt Disney: The Man and His World

Open Season 2 Giveaway

Boog and Elliot are back for more adventures in Open Season 2, available on DVD and Blu-ray January 27, 2009. After falling in love with Giselle, Elliot’s road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners. Boog, Elliot, McSquizzy, Buddy and the rest of the woodland creatures launch a full-scale rescue mission for their sausage-shaped friend and soon find themselves in enemy camp: the world of the pets. Led by a toy poodle named Fifi, the pets do not plan to let Mr. Weenie go without a fight.

Prizes: To celebrate the release of Open Season 2, The Animation Blog is giving away a copy of the movie (DVD) and The Art of Open Season 2 book.

How to Win: All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail dot com with the subject heading “Wiener Takes All!” and in the body of the email, write “This Time It’s Pets Against Wilds!” — Failure to do as instructed will result in a disqualified email.

The winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by The Animation Blog, requesting a name and mailing address. The winner will then have 48 hours to reply. If the first winner does not do so, a second winner will be chosen at random.

Contest ends January 27, 2009, 11:59 PM.

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01/19/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, General | Comments Off on Open Season 2 Giveaway

Ed Catmull to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award

Oscars.org reports that the Academy’s Board of Governors voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Ed Catmull, a computer scientist, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, and president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.

Catmull founded three of the leading centers of computer graphics research – the computer graphics laboratory at the New York Institute of Technology, the computer division of Lucasfilm Ltd., and Pixar Animation Studios.

Catmull previously received two Scientific and Engineering Awards: in 1992 as part of a team for the development of “RenderMan” software, and in 1995 as part of a team responsible for pioneering inventions in Digital Image Compositing. He also shared a Technical Achievement Award in 2005.

Established in 1981, the Sawyer Award is presented to “an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.” Catmull is the 22nd recipient of the award.

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01/06/2009 | General | Comments Off on Ed Catmull to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award

The Tale of Despereaux Giveaway

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of four unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her father’s grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a Princess, but is forced to serve the jailer.

After Pea is kidnapped, Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can rescue her… and that even the tiniest mouse can find the courage of a knight in shining armor. In this tale of bravery, forgiveness and redemption, one small creature will teach a kingdom that it takes only a little light to show the truth: what you look like doesn’t equal what you are.

What You Win:
Adult shirt
Adult hat
Picture frame magnet
Croc shoe decoration
Youth shirt
Youth hat
Bookmark
Full sized poster

How to Win:
Email theanimationblog at gmail dot com with “I’m Desperate for Despereaux!” in the subject line. In the email body you will have to write the following message: “What you look like doesn’t equal what you are.” — Follow these rules or your entry will not count.

Legal stuff: You must be 18 years or older and live in the USA to participate. Sorry, rest of the world.

Last Day to Enter: We’ll accept entries until December 26, 2008. A winner will then be chosen randomly, at which point we will email the winner, asking for their name and mailing address.

Release date: December 19, 2008

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12/11/2008 | Films, General | Comments Off on The Tale of Despereaux Giveaway